Dr Anita Malhotra

Uwch Ddarlithydd

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3rd Floor ECW building
Deiniol Road
Bangor, Gwynedd
LL57 2UW
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My research interests focus on the role of natural selection in population adaptation and divergence, to which I apply a wide range of methods including multivariate morphometrics, statistical hypothesis-testing, innovative field experiments and genome analysis. I have two main areas of research on disparate organisms in different geographical regions (Anolis lizards in the Caribbean and Asian pit vipers), which are unified by being essentially focussed on the interface between evolution and ecology, and with an emphasis on the integration of genetic and phenetic data. More recently, my research has moved into the field of ecological and evolutionary genomics to evaluate the evolution of genes affecting complex traits directly and relies on the availability of a well-supported and complete organismal phylogeny of Asian pitvipers generated by my students and myself. Drawing on numerous collaborations to bring together disparate strands of organismal biology and ecology, evolutionary theory, comparative genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics, I aim to develop an integrated picture of the evolution of snake venom components.

Another strand to this research on venomous snakes involves snakebite mitigation, and I am currently involved in several projects in India, dubbed the "snakebite capital of the world", where c. 50,000 people die from snakebite every year and many more suffer permanent disability. Together with partners in India, our work ranges from mapping the distribution and genetic and venom variation present in venomous species across the country, to undertaking rescuer training and education and awareness programs. We are particularly focussing on the Himalayan and northeastern region, which belong to biodiversity "hotspots" but are relatively understudied. The venomous species in these regions are diferent to the rest of the country, and are not covered by the currently available polyvalent antivenom.

I am also involved in research on the genetic health of honeybees and other pollinators, together with colleague Dr Paul Cross. We are part of the recently formed research network on British dark bee conservation that includes researchers from Plymouth University, National University of Ireland (Galway), and the University of Edinburgh. 

  1. Erthygl › Ymchwil › Adolygwyd gan gymheiriaid
  2. Cyhoeddwyd

    A phylogenetic analysis of body size evolution in the Anolis roquet group (Sauria : Iguanidae): character displacement or size assortment?

    Giannasi, N., Thorpe, R. S. & Malhotra, A., 1 Chwef 2000, Yn : Molecular Ecology. 9, 2, t. 193-202

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    A phylogeny of four mitochondrial gene regions suggests a revised taxonomy for Asian pitvipers (Trimeresurus and Ovophis).

    Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Gorff 2004, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 32, 1, t. 83-100

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    A phylogeny of the Trimeresurus group of pit vipers: New evidence from a mitochondrial gene tree.

    Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Awst 2000, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 16, 2, t. 199-211

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    Adaptive radiation in Lesser Antillean lizards: molecular phylogenetics and species recognition in the Lesser Antillean dwarf gecko complex, Sphaerodactylus fantasticus.

    Thorpe, R. S., Jones, A. G., Malhotra, A. & Surget-Groba, Y., 1 Maw 2008, Yn : Molecular Ecology. 17, 6, t. 1489-1504

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    An evaluation of the systematic value of skull morphology in the Trimeresurus radiation (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) of Asian pitvipers.

    Guo, P., Malhotra, A., Creer, S. & Pook, C. E., 1 Tach 2009, Yn : Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 47, 4, t. 378-384

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    Colonization history and genetic diversity: adaptive potential in early stage invasions.

    Eales, J. F., Thorpe, R. S. & Malhotra, A., 1 Gorff 2010, Yn : Molecular Ecology. 19, 14, t. 2858-2869

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    Combining molecular, morphological and ecological data to infer species boundaries in a cryptic tropical pitviper.

    Sanders, K. L., Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Maw 2006, Yn : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 87, 3, t. 343-364

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    Common garden and natural selection experiments support ecotypic differentiation in the Dominican anole (Anolis oculatus).

    Thorpe, R. S., Reardon, J. T. & Malhotra, A., 1 Ebr 2005, Yn : American Naturalist. 165, 4, t. 495-504

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    Confirmation of Naja oxiana in Himachal Pradesh, India

    Owens, J. B., Santra, V., Graham, S., Wüster, W. & Malhotra, A., 1 Rhag 2019, Yn : Herpetological Bulletin. 150, t. 26-28

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    Convergence of multiple markers and analysis methods defines the genetic distinctiveness of cryptic pitvipers

    Mrinalini, M., Thorpe, R. S., Creer, S., Lallias, D. S., Dawnay, L., Stuart, B. L. & Malhotra, A., 8 Gorff 2015, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 92, t. 266-279

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    Ecological diversification in a group of Indomalayan pitvipers (Trimeresurus): convergence in taxonomically important traits has implications for species identification.

    Sanders, K. L., Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Gorff 2004, Yn : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 17, 4, t. 721-731

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    Estimating genetic variability in non-model taxa: a general procedure for discriminating sequence errors from actual variation.

    Dawson, K., Thorpe, R. S. & Malhotra, A., 6 Rhag 2010, Yn : PLoS ONE. 15, 12, t. e15204

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    Evidence for a Mullerian mimetic radiation in Asian pitvipers

    Sanders, K. L., Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R., 7 Mai 2006, Yn : Proceedings of The Royal Society B - Biological Sciences. 273, 1590, t. 1135-1141

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  17. Cyhoeddwyd

    Evolutionary differentiation of bimaculatus group anoles based on analyses of mtDNA and microsatellite data.

    Stenson, A. G., Thorpe, R. S. & Malhotra, A., 1 Gorff 2004, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 32, 1, t. 1-10

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    Genetic and ecological correlates of intraspecific variation in pitviper venom composition detected using matirx-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) and isoelectric focusing

    Creer, S., Malhotra, A., Thorpe, R., Stocklin, R. S., Favreau, P. S. & Chou, W. S., 1 Maw 2003, Yn : Journal of Molecular Evolution. 56, 3, t. 317-329

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    Inclusion of nuclear intron sequence data helps to identify the Asian sister group of New World pitvipers.

    Malhotra, A., Creer, S., Pook, C. E. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Ion 2010, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 54, 1, t. 172-178

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    Maximizing information in systematic revisions: a combined molecular and morphological analysis of a cryptic green pitviper complex (Trimeresurus stejnegeri).

    Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Meh 2004, Yn : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 82, 2, t. 219-235

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    Mitochondrial DNA analysis reveals a new member of the Asian pitviper genus Viridovipera (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae).

    Dawson, K., Malhotra, A., Thorpe, R. S., Guo, P., Mrinalini, N. V. & Ziegler, T., 1 Hyd 2008, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49, 1, t. 356-361

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    Molecular phylogeography of Jerdon’s pitviper (Protobothrops jerdonii): importance of the uplift of the Tibetan plateau

    Guo, P., Liu, Q., Li, C., Chen, X., Jiang, K., Wang, Y. Z. & Malhotra, A., 1 Rhag 2011, Yn : Journal of Biogeography. 38, 12, t. 2326–2336

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    Morphometric analysis of Trimeresurus vogeli (David, Vidal and Pauwels, 2001), with new data on diagnostic characteristics, distribution and natural history.

    Malhotra, A., Thorpe, R. S. & Stuart, B. L., 1 Ebr 2004, Yn : Herpetological Journal. 14, 2, t. 65-77

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    Multilocus phylogeny, species age and biogeography of the Lesser Antillean anoles

    Thorpe, R., Barlow, A., Surget-Groba, Y. & Malhotra, A., Hyd 2018, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 127, t. 682-695

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    Multilocus phylogeography of the brown-spotted pitviper Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperidae) sheds a new light on the diversification pattern in Asia

    Guo, P., Liu, Q., Zhu, F., Zhong, G. H., Che, J., Wang, P., Xie, Y. L., Murphy, R. W. & Malhotra, A., Ebr 2019, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 133, t. 82-91

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    Multiple causation of phylogeographical pattern as revealed by nested clade analysis of the bamboo viper (Trimeresurus stejnegeri) within Taiwan.

    Creer, S., Malhotra, A., Thorpe, R. S. & Chou, W. H., 1 Awst 2001, Yn : Molecular Ecology. 10, 8, t. 1967-1981

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    Nuclear and mtDNA phylogenies of the Trimeresurus complex: Implications for the gene versus species tree debate.

    Giannasi, N., Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Ebr 2001, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 19, 1, t. 57-66

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    Offshore insular variation in the diet of the Taiwanese bamboo viper Trimeresurus stejnegeri (Schmidt)

    Creer, S., Chou, W. H., Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Awst 2002, Yn : Zoological Science. 19, 8, t. 907-913

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  29. Cyhoeddwyd

    Optimal intron analyses in the Trimeresurus radiation of Asian pitvipers.

    Creer, S., Pook, C. E., Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Chwef 2006, Yn : Systematic Biology. 55, 1, t. 57-72

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    Phylogenetic structure and species boundaries in the mountain pitviper Ovophis monticola (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) in Asia.

    Malhotra, A., Dawson, K., Guo, P. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Mai 2011, Yn : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 59, 2, t. 444-457

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    Phylogeography and natural selection in the Tenerife gecko Tarentola delalandii: testing historical and adaptive hypotheses.

    Gubitz, T., Thorpe, R. S. & Malhotra, A., 1 Medi 2000, Yn : Molecular Ecology. 9, 9, t. 1213-1221

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    Population differentiation and nuclear gene flow in the Dominican anole (Anolis oculatus).

    Stenson, A. G., Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Medi 2002, Yn : Molecular Ecology. 11, 9, t. 1679-1688

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    Predicting function from sequence in a large multifunctional toxin family

    Malhotra, A., Creer, S., Harris, J. B., Stöcklin, R., Favereau, P. & Thorpe, R. S., 3 Gorff 2013, Yn : Toxicon. 72, t. 113-125

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    Prevention is better than cure : snakebite education in India

    Trogridou, A., Graham, S., Santra, V., Owens, J. B., Bharti, O. & Malhotra, A., 27 Tach 2018, (Wedi ei Dderbyn / Yn y wasg) Yn : Episthmes Agogis .

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    Rational truncation of aptamer for cross-species application to detect krait envenomation

    Dhiman, A., Anand, A., Malhotra, A., Khan, E., Santra, V., Kumar, A. & Sharma, T. K., 12 Rhag 2018, Yn : Scientific Reports. 8, 17795.

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    Reassessment of the validity and diagnosis of the pitviper Trimeresurus venustus Vogel, 1991.

    Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Ion 2004, Yn : Herpetological Journal. 14, 1, t. 21-33

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    Redescription and systematics of trimeresurus cornutus (Serpentes : Viperidae) based on morphology and molecular data.

    Herrmann, H. W., Ziegler, T., Malhotra, A., Thorpe, R. & Parkinson, C. L., 1 Mai 2004, Yn : Herpetologica. 60, 2, t. 211-221

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  38. Cyhoeddwyd

    Systematics of the Protobothrops jerdonii complex (Serpentes, Viperidae, Crotalinae) inferred from morphometric data and molecular phylogeny.

    Guo, P., Malhotra, A., Li, C., Creer, S., Pook, P. E. & Wen, T., 1 Gorff 2009, Yn : Herpetological Journal. 19, 2, t. 85-96

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  39. Cyhoeddwyd

    Targeting optimal introns for phylogenetic analyses in non-model taxa: experimental results in Asian pitvipers.

    Creer, S., Malhotra, A., Thorpe, R. S. & Pook, C. E., 1 Awst 2005, Yn : Cladistics. 21, 4, t. 390-395

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    The conservation status of the world’s reptiles

    Böhm, M., Collen, B., Baillie, J. E., Bowles, P., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Hammerson, G., Hoffmann, M., Livingstone, S. R., Ram, M., Rhodin, A. G., Stuart, S. N., van Dijk, P. P., Young, B. E., Afuang, L. E., Aghasyan, A., García, A., Aguilar, C., Ajtic, R., Akarsu, F., Alencar, L. R., Allison, A., Ananjeva, N., Anderson, S., Andrén, C., Ariano-Sánchez, D., Arredondo, J. C., Auliya, M., Austin, C. C., Avci, A., Baker, P. J., Barreto-Lima, A. F., Barrio-Amorós, C. L., Basu, D., Bates, M. F., Batistella, A., Bauer, A., Bennett, D., Böhme, W., Broadley, D., Brown, R., Burgess, J., Captain, A., Carreira, S., del Rosario Castañeda, M., Castro, F., Catenazzi, A., Cedeño-Vázquez, J. R., Chapple, D. G., Cheylan, M., Cisneros-Heredia, D. F., Cogalniceanu, D., Cogger, H., Corti, C., Costa, G. C., Couper, P. J., Courtney, T., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Crochet, P. A., Crother, B., Cruz, F., Daltry, J. C., Daniels, R. J., Das, A., de Silva, A., Diesmos, A. C., Dirksen, L., Doan, T. M., Dodd Jr., C. K., Doody, J. S., Dorcas, M. E., de Barros Filho, J. D., Egan, V. T., El Mouden, E. H., Embert, D., Espinoza, R. E., Fallabrino, A., Feng, X., Feng, S. J., Fitzgerald, L., Flores-Villela, O., França, F. G., Frost, D., Gadsden, H., Gamble, T., Ganesh, S. R., Garcia, M. A., García-Pérez, J. E., Gatuscm, J., Gaulke, M., Geniez, P., Georges, A., Gerlach, J., Goldberg, S., Gonzale, J. C., Gower, D. J., Grant, T., Greenbaum, E., Grieco, C., Guo, P., Hamilton, A. M., Hare, K., Hedges, S. B., Heideman, N., Hilton-Taylor, C., Hitchmough, R., Hollingsworth, B., Hutchinson, M., Ineich, I., Iverson, J., Jaksic, F. M., Jenkins, R., Joger, U., Jose, R., Kaska, Y., Kaya, U., Keogh, J. S., Köhler, G., Kuchling, G., Kumlutaş, Y., Kwet, A., La Marca, E., Lamar, W., Lane, A., Lardner, B., Latta, C., Latta, G., Lau, M., Lavin, P., Lawson, D., LeBreton, M., Lehr, E., Limpus, D., Malhotra, A. & et al., N. V., 1 Ion 2013, Yn : Biological Conservation. 157, t. 372-385

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    The dynamics of genetic and morphological variation on volcanic islands

    Gubitz, T., Thorpe, R. & Malhotra, A., 7 Ebr 2005, Yn : Proceedings of The Royal Society B - Biological Sciences. 272, 1564, t. 751-757

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    The dynamics of natural selection and vicariance in the Dominican anole: Patterns of within-island molecular and morphological divergence.

    Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R. S., 1 Chwef 2000, Yn : Evolution. 54, 1, t. 245-258

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  43. Cyhoeddwyd

    The importance of being genomic: Non-coding and coding sequences suggest different models of toxin multi-gene family evolution

    Malhotra, A., Creer, S., Harris, J. B. & Thorpe, R. S., 7 Medi 2015, Yn : Toxicon. 107, Part B, t. 344-358

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    The use of amplified fragment length polymorphism in determining species trees at fine taxonomic levels: analysis of a medically important snake, Trimeresurus albolabris

    Giannasi, N., Thorpe, R. S. & Malhotra, A., 1 Chwef 2001, Yn : Molecular Ecology. 10, 2, t. 419-426

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  45. Cyhoeddwyd

    The utility of AFLPs for supporting mitochondrial DNA phylogeographical analyses in the Taiwanese bamboo viper, Trimeresurus stejnegeri

    Creer, S., Thorpe, R., Malhotra, A., Chou, W. H. & Stenson, A. G., 1 Ion 2004, Yn : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 17, 1, t. 100-107

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    Weak founder effect signal in a recent introduction of Caribbean Anolis

    Eales, J. F., Thorpe, R. & Malhotra, A., 5 Chwef 2008, Yn : Molecular Ecology. 17, 6, t. 1416-1426

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    Widespread parallel population adaptation to climate variation across a radiation: implications for adaptation to climate change

    Thorpe, R. S., Barlow, A., Malhotra, A. & Surget-Groba, Y., 16 Chwef 2015, Yn : Molecular Ecology. 24, 5, t. 1019-1030

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  48. Cyfraniad Arall › Ymchwil › Heb ei adolygu gan gymheiriaid
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    Can we solve the snakebite crisis in India?

    Malhotra, A. & Vasudevan, K., Ebr 2018, 6 t.

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